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Building minds, changing livesMichael Reardon

''Building minds, changing lives" is not just the tagline for the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF); it accurately reflects what happens with our students and our schools every day with the support entrusted ...

Quo vadis, Sam Travis?Dick Flavin

Perhaps you noticed that last week a locally based player's career reached a crossroads. Is it all over for him? Will he end up playing in another town? Beats me. No one knows how it will end for Tom ...

Before the 2020 presidential electionsGeorge Weigel

Americans not obsessed with politics -- that is, most Americans -- will start paying serious attention to the 2020 presidential race after the February 3 Iowa caucuses and the February 11 New Hampshire ...

Hold the BotoxJohn Garvey

I get my picture taken a lot. I'm not particularly photogenic, but as president of The Catholic University of America, people expect me to be in the frame for a lot of occasions, and it would be rude ...

Understanding the debate about celibacyGreg Erlandson

In one of those embarrassing public dust-ups that occasionally afflict our Church, a soon-to-be published book on priestly celibacy was publicized as being co-authored by retired Pope Benedict XVI until ...

How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces

Here is an unsigned editorial titled: "How can businesses be more pro-life? Create family-friendly workplaces," which appeared online Jan. 10 on the website of America magazine, a weekly Jesuit publication. On ...

Economic instability and meeting basic needs in MassachusettsBeth Chambers

We hear all the time that the economy nationwide is in a healthy place, but a recent article in the Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts is a leading state when it comes to "elder economic insecurity." ...

A new mission parish in TauntonThomas Lester

On Jan. 1, 1865, Father Daniel Hearne wrote to then Father John J. Williams of Boston, resigning as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Taunton. The roots of the Taunton parish can be traced to January 1828, ...

The hex of Harry FrazeeDick Flavin

The Curse of the Bambino is a misnomer. It's not that there wasn't a curse put on the Boston Red Sox when the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees was made public 100 years ago this week; obviously, ...

NuclearRussell Shaw

Unrealistic. That, no doubt, was the not uncommon reaction to Pope Francis's November plea for nuclear disarmament, including an end to nuclear deterrence. So let us consider who comes out on top in this ...